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September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Saturday, September 12 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
YA Fantasy Panel

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  • Join YA authors Jess Owen, Meradeth Houston, Janet Fox, and Kent Davis as they describe their own writing processes and lead teen participants through a group world-building exercise.

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Kent Davis

Kent Davis has spent most of his life making stories. He is an author, game designer, improviser, and actor. His colonial pirate fantasy for kids aged 10 to 100, A Riddle in Ruby (Greenwillow/HarperCollins), is on sale everywhere you can buy books. Book 2 of the Ruby trilogy, The Changer's Key, will be available at the Festival and then everywhere else 9/27. Kent and his game design partner, Chris Organ, are the two nerds behind the... Read More →
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Janet Fox

Author
Janet Fox writes award-winning fiction and non-fiction for children of all ages. Her published works include the non-fiction middle grade book Get Organized Without Losing It (Free Spirit, 2006), and three YA historical romances: Faithful (Speak/Penguin Group, 2010), Forgiven (Penguin, 2011), and Sirens (Penguin, 2012). Janet's debut middle grade novel The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle (Viking, 2016) has received starred reviews from... Read More →
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Meradeth Houston

Meradeth's never been a big fan of talking about herself, but if you really want to know, here are some tidbits about her:  she's a Northern California girl and now braving the cold winters in Montana; when she's not writing, she's sequencing dead people's DNA. For fun!  She's also an anthropology professor and loves getting people interested in studying humans. If she could have a super-power, it would totally be flying. Which is a little... Read More →
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Jess E. Owen

Founder, Five Elements Press
Jess E. Owen has been creating works of fantasy art and fiction for over a decade, and founded her own publishing company, Five Elements Press, to publish her own works and someday, that of others. She's a proud member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Authors of the Flathead. She lives with her husband in the mountains of northwest Montana, which offer daily inspiration for creating worlds of wise, wild... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Missoula Public Library 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802

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